ArcelorMittal’s environmental objectives are established globally, guided by a Group Environmental Policy with oversight from the board of directors. Some challenges, such as climate change, are global in nature and require ArcelorMittal to engage in multi-stakeholder forums at a high level. Others are local and require engagement between country or facility leadership and local stakeholders. Either way, open, transparent communications and follow up is a must.
All production sites monitor air, water, energy and residue data and publish the data annually in the Integrated Annual Review and country-level sustainability reports.The ISO 14001 management system plays an important role in ensuring consistent and regular environmental data. 98% of our industrial operations are ISO 14001 certified, which requires the monitoring, active management and continuous improvement of environmental impacts.
We regularly review our approach to environmental monitoring, validation and investment allocation to ensure consistency and accuracy of all data across the group.
And finally, we make significant investments around the world to improve our environmental performance. In the last three years, ArcelorMittal has invested more than $1200 million in activities with environmental benefits. While the majority is allocated toward urgent issues of air and water, funds are also used to address noise abatement, soil quality and the use and reuse of by-products.